Emily Choate

Creative Director

Above her desk in Stone Ward’s Chicago office, Emily has a quote from USWNT player Christen Press: “Find your passion...if you can find whatever it is that gets you out of bed with a smile on your face, you're probably going to be great at it.” As Creative Director, Emily keeps her team smiling as she thoughtfully guides the creative process for numerous clients’ brands.

During her 17-year career with the agency, Emily has wrapped bridges, malls, trains and stadiums all over the world with stand out branded graphics, delivering meaningful brand experiences in every format. Unmatched in focus, calm and creativity under pressure, Emily led a social team in creating real-time graphics in three languages for millions of fans as the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team secured a World Cup victory. The first women’s sports team in history to be honored with a parade down the Canyon of Heroes, USWNT’s two ticker-tape parades, first in 2015 and later in 2019, were designed by none other than Emily herself.

Emily is an active member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), and when she’s not working, you can find her walking her dog, Rosie the Riveter, and enjoying art, Chicago’s unique food scene or the company of friends and family.

The best advice I ever received was:

Find a career doing what you love.

My last meal would be:

Wiener Schnitzel with fresh roma tomatoes and fresh mozarella and a lemon slice on the side.

Three people at my dream dinner would be:

Andy Warhol, Milton Glaser and Bob Marley.

The historical figure I most admire is:

Pablo Picasso.

If I’ve learned one thing it is:

Life is what you make of it.

First beer:

I honestly can’t remember, but I’m sure I snuck my first sip at a very early age.

Web site I cannot live without:, I’m a font geek! I like fonts.

Favorite thing at an amusement park:

I’m afraid of heights, but I love roller coasters!

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